Class List

We pride ourselves on our top notch classes & instructors! We know it takes more than a great design to create a great class! We hire only the BEST teachers from the local area and beyond.

Classes are open to all levels of experience unless noted. We do not limit the age of our students. If you like the project and think you can learn to do it with our guidance then please join us! Keep in mind the size of the beads in the project and don’t forget your glasses if you need them for close work!

Our classroom space is comfortable and brightly lit with OTT lights in the overhead fixtures! For full day classes, we have a refrigerator and microwave for student use and a host of cafes within a few block range of the shop.

View our class schedule listed below, OR download the PDF here!

Fee with (*) denotes that supplies are included. Stop in our store or call (262.634.6088) to register.

Class Categories

    • Adele’s Beaded Bead
    • We’re excited to welcome back to Racine, our friend Adele Kimpell.  She’s got a super fun design to share with us!

      Japanese seed beads combined with a variety of two- and four-hole beads stitch the sculptural elegance of these beads that are worked in a combination of quasi tubular Ndebele (herringbone), right angle weave and square stitch. The beads make a dramatic statement whether worn singly or multiple on a neck wire or carrier of choice. What fun to make and wear!

      In the class you will make a Double QuadraTile Bead. This bead employs all the techniques you will need to stitch the other 5 beads included in the pattern.

      $35, Supplies not included.
      Stitching/All Levels

       

    • Amanda’s Bling Ring
    • At the request of many, this fun and fancy ‘cocktail’ ring makes its class debut!  Using 15’s and delicas, you’ll net around a Swarovski crystal stone and create a band using right angle weave. Itsy bitsy 2mm round crystals add the final bling!

      $25, Supplies not included.
      Stitching/Intermediate Level

      ***This class is not on the current schedule but is available by request! Either grab two more friends and we’ll schedule a private class just for you, or let us know you’re interested and we’ll do our best to put it on the next schedule!

    • Annelies Bracelet
    • With all the hot new superduo colors, the possibilities for this new design from Ella D are endless!  Which colors will you choose?!

      $25, Supplies not included.
      Stitching/All Levels

       

    • Around the Rivoli
    • They are all the rage in the bead world! With our help, you’ll learn to bezel your choice of rivolis – a sparkly Swarovski crystal hole-less stone. We’ll show you various finishing techniques to create earrings or a centerpiece for a necklace.

      $25, Supplies not included.
      Stitching/All Levels

      ***This class is not on the current schedule but is available by request! Either grab two more friends and we’ll schedule a private class just for you, or let us know you’re interested and we’ll do our best to put it on the next schedule!

    • Aster Pendant
    • Italian designer Ellad2 has graciously given permission to teach her to-die-for original designs!  The Aster Pendant is gorgeous and reminds us of this beautiful fall flower.  With a 14mm Swarovski rivoli center, it incorporates Superduo beads, plus crystals, pearls and seed beads.  We can’t wait to share this new design with you!

      $25, Supplies not included.
      Stitching/All Levels

      ***This class is not on the current schedule but is available by request! Either grab two more friends and we’ll schedule a private class just for you, or let us know you’re interested and we’ll do our best to put it on the next schedule!

       

    • Band of Bling
    • This is a great design and easy to make!  You’ll only wish you had 3 hands for a little while…then it’s a piece of cake!

      Supplies not included.
      All Levels

      ***This class is not on the current schedule but is available by request! Either grab two more friends and we’ll schedule a private class just for you, or let us know you’re interested and we’ll do our best to put it on the next schedule!

    • Basic Bracelet or Necklace
    • A great class to launch your beading adventures! You’ll learn the basics of stringing techniques . . . what to use when . . . and how to finish it off for a professional look. Lots of design tips and tricks of the trade are shared in this fun packed class. You’ll learn tons as you make your own necklace or bracelet with beads you pick from the shop.

      $20, Supplies Included
      Stringing/All Levels

    • Basic Earring Design
    • Take the guesswork out of making beaded earrings! It is so fun, easy and inexpensive to make your own dangling earrings with our help. You’ll learn the basics of the tools, wires and all our design secrets for making two pairs of earrings of your own creation!

      $25, Supplies are included.
      Wirework/All Levels

       

    • Bead Crochet with Candice Sexton – Beginning
    • Kick off a fun weekend of bead crochet with our pal and bead crochet artist extrordinaire, Candice Sexton!  In this beginner class  you’ll learn techniques to start and finish projects, including how to string on beads and start your tube, what materials to use, hints and tips for successful projects. Starter tube provided for use in class.  You will be given instructions for pre-stringing your beads before class.

      $35, Supplies not included.
      Crochet/All Levels

    • Bead Crochet with Candice Sexton – Intermediate/Advanced
    • The fun weekend of bead crochet with our pal and bead crochet artist extraordinaire, Candice Sexton continues this afternoon!  In this intermediate/advanced level class you will move past the beginner bead crochet stage, hone your skills with invisible joins, add thread and string more difficult projects.  You will get the instructions for BOTH the intermediate and advanced projects and will choose which one you want to do in class.  Pre-stringing your beads required.

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      $35, Supplies not included.
      Crochet/Intermediate/Advanced

    • Bead Crochet with Candice Sexton – Leaves and Stars
    • A single stitch bead crochet intensive with our pal Candice Sexton.  Immerse yourself and learn the popular single stitch bead crochet technique!  Students will learn how to string-on and crochet using the single crochet stitch, how to increase and decrease your circumference, how to join your sections, add thread and how to finish your necklace.

      $60, Supplies not included.
      Crochet/Intermediate Level

    • Bead Embroidered Cuff
    • We can’t stop her, thank goodness.  Every time we see her she has a new, even more amazing bead embroidery project in her hands!  Join our pal Joellen Fritchen as she shares her inspiration and favorite techniques to create your own wearable bead embroidery cuff.

      $40, Supplies not included.
      Stitching/Intermediate Level

      ***This class is not on the current schedule but is available by request! Either grab two more friends and we’ll schedule a private class just for you, or let us know you’re interested and we’ll do our best to put it on the next schedule!

    • Bead Soup Cuff
    • She’s at it again!  Our pal Joellen Fritchen will share her recipe for “Bead Soup” with this fun bead embroidered cuff!  Spend an afternoon at your favorite bead shop cooking up something new for summer!

      $35, Supplies not included.
      Stitching/All Levels

      ***This class is not on the current schedule but is available by request! Either grab two more friends and we’ll schedule a private class just for you, or let us know you’re interested and we’ll do our best to put it on the next schedule!

    • Beaded Beads
    • A Funky favorite! You’ll learn to create 6 different styles of beaded beads in this fun class! String them together with some fun accent beads and you’ve got a dynamite bracelet! The beads make great earrings too! Knowledge of peyote stitch is required. Some pre-class beading is helpful to make the most of class time.

      $25, Supplies not included.
      Stitching/Intermediate

      ***This class is not on the current schedule but is available by request! Either grab two more friends and we’ll schedule a private class just for you, or let us know you’re interested and we’ll do our best to put it on the next schedule!

    • Beaded Cabochon
    • A cabochon from the Middle French caboche (head), is a gemstone which has been shaped and polished as opposed to faceted. The resulting form is usually a convex top with a flat bottom.

      Joellen Fritchen will be sharing her tips and tricks in this fun and creative class  A cabochon, or ‘cab’, has no hole so how does one use it???  In this class you’ll learn how to bezel, or frame, your cab with beads – seed beads, bugles, squares, and more so it can be used as a pendant or incorporated into a bracelet.  Buttons work well also. Once you learn the basic techniques the possibilities are endless for creating knock out jewelry using cabochons!  Watch for our Beaded Copper Cuff class for incorporating your cab into a great bracelet cuff!

      $25, Supplies not included.
      Stitching/All Levels

      ***This class is not on the current schedule but is available by request! Either grab two more friends and we’ll schedule a private class just for you, or let us know you’re interested and we’ll do our best to put it on the next schedule!

    • Beaded Copper Cuff
    • Turn a copper blank with a colorful patina into a great cuff edged with seed beads in your favorite colors.  Take our cabochon class, or work one up on your own if you’d like to create a focal embellishment on the cuff.

      $25, Supplies not included.
      Stitching/All Levels

      ***This class is not on the current schedule but is available by request! Either grab two more friends and we’ll schedule a private class just for you, or let us know you’re interested and we’ll do our best to put it on the next schedule!

    • Beaded Garden Waterfall
    • We tried out this new design on our kids at bead camp and it was so much fun!  They made incredible pieces and convinced me that if they can do it, so can you!  Our samples are in our flower pots out front of Funky’s.  EVERYONE who comes in comments on how cool they are!  Space is limited in this workshop so don’t dilly dally – register soon!

      $25, Some supplies included
      Mixed Media, All levels

    • Beaded Kumihimo
    • Kumihimo is a Japanese form of braid making.  Use a kumihimo disc, thread and seed beads for a fun bracelet to add to your jewelry collection.

      $25 class fee.  Supplies not included.
      Stringing/All Levels

      ***This class is not on the current schedule but is available by request! Either grab two more friends and we’ll schedule a private class just for you, or let us know you’re interested and we’ll do our best to put it on the next schedule!

    • Beaucoup De Petites Marguerites Bracelet
    • A spectacular bracelet using the Super Duo two holed beads. This bracelet has such a great look! An original design by Pat Rozman of Bead Dreamers, Funky Tracy is teaching all her tricks for making this gorgeous bracelet!

      $25, Supplies not included.
      Stitching/All Levels

      ***This class is not on the current schedule but is available by request! Either grab two more friends and we’ll schedule a private class just for you, or let us know you’re interested and we’ll do our best to put it on the next schedule!

    • Bit O’ Bling with Shelley Nybakke
    • You won’t want to miss this brand new class with Shelley Nybakke!

      Bit O’ Bling is indeed that….and MORE!

      Shelley is a rock star in the bead world and this project is stunning….learn to make it right here at Funky Hannah’s!  Shelley will be here with this project on Saturday September 10th from 10am-4pm.

      Class fee is $90, kits will be available for purchase from Shelley the day of class.  A materials list will also be provided.  This is an intermediate level class, students need to know right angle weave.

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